The Manson Family
The Manson Family (2004)

The fictitious TV show 'Crime Scene' conducts new jailhouse interviews with the members of Charlie's Family as they recollect the events of the summer of '69. Although the participants, Tex Adie, Lesley and Bobbie, often… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 22, 2004
DVD Release Date: April 26, 2005
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times

A nauseating mélange.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

There's no real journalism here, just the sort of appalling revisionism that can turn a bloodbath into a beach party.

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Christopher Null

a true feast of flesh made even worse on an unrated DVD

Dennis Harvey

Its own mythology aside, this flamboyant, graphic and disturbing quasi-docu reenactment of a notorious chapter in U.S. counterculture life is a fascinating if peculiar accomplishment.

Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times

The less-than-persuasive result is like mediocre leftover psychedelic '60s underground cinema.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

You feel sick and indicted by it--and that's exactly how you ought to feel.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Van Bebber has delivered a stylistically vigorous and often insightful piece of work.

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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly

It seems little more than the heir to Survive!, The Zodiac Killer and other unsavory 1970s horror cheapies that tried to turn a quick buck on real-life tragedy.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...grotesquely violent, but shouldn't a film about the Manson atrocities disgust us?

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An effective docudrama about the cult of Manson which features mock interviews with the members of the cult along with flashbacks of their dirty deeds. Lots of… More
Christopher Brown
Interesting film that is most notable for being the infamous Van Beeber film. Years in the making, mostly in post, there were many articles and even a book put… More
Lady D'arbanville
With scenes of extreme violence and sexually explicity, this film based on the true story of Charles Manson and his followers and the murders they comitted is… More
Patrick Dolan
What the hell do you can this film other than quite original and profoundly disturbing.
Kevin L
Damn this movie was brutal! From the cover of the DVD I thought this movie was going to be more of a documentary. However it really wasnt,there were some… More

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